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Workshop 1: Speleothem Data Analysis using the SISAL Database
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Session Chair: Kira Rehfeld
Location:L.EG.200, M.EG.180: Main Lecture Hall & Online
CCB, Innrain 80, 6020 Innsbruck
The goal of this workshop is to provide training to interested researchers in using the SISAL database on Speleothem Isotopes (www.pastglobalchanges.org/sisal; Atsawawaranunt et al., 2018). First, you will be introduced to the SISAL workbooks, which provide the standardised means to submit and upload new speleothem records to the database. You will actively enter data, which can be new speleothem records which you could bring along or synthetic records that we will provide for the purpose of the workshop. Second, you will learn how to run quality control scripts to ensure that the spreadsheets contain all necessary information. Then, you will learn to query and screen the database using R and python. Based on your selected sites, you will plot time series and maps. Further, you will do some statistical analyses to the data such as applying temporal filters and computing correlations.